Tuesday, April 8, 2014

just for fun - Silly, But Real Laws in Alabama!

There are times when you read something and you just have to shake your head and laugh . . . such is the case when I read some real, but completely silly, laws. These laws leave me wondering why anyone ever thought there was a need to actually make a law regarding such silly situations, but apparently there are those who did!

So, I thought it would be fun to share some of the silly laws with you so you can share them with your grandchildren . . . they are sure to leave you all laughing! Did you know in Alabama . . . 

  • Bear wrestling matches are prohibited. (I do not think this is silly, but really??? Did we need to make a law about this because it seems to me to be a "no-brainer" that a bear wrestling match is not a good idea!!!)
  • It is illegal to impersonate a person of the clergy. 
  • It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church. (What if a real mustache makes people laugh???!!!)
  • Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death. (Hmmmm. Seems a "bit" harsh!!!)
  • Boogers may not be flicked into the wind. (Personally, I'm opposed to flicking these items anywhere, anytime, but common sense would seem to say do not do so into the wind!!!)
  • It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile. (Is it legal to do so if you do not have a lantern attached to the front of your car??? I personally think it is best to not drive the wrong way on one-way streets - regardless of if you have a lantern or not!!!)
  • You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time. (And why would anyone ever want to put an ice cream cone in their pocket at any time????!!!!)
  • Masks may not be worn in public. (What do they do on Halloween???)
  • It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday. (So, is it legal to sell them on the rest of the week after sundown???)
  • It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle. (Why would anyone ever need to make this law???!!! While there are times when it seems like people are driving with blindfolds on, people should have enough common sense to know not to do this!!!)
  • No person may spit on the floor of a church. (This rule makes sense - but so should not spitting anywhere!!!)
  • No person within the city of Mobile may possess confetti. (This one is just confusing, unless the janitor's union got together and had this law passed!!!)
Like I said, they are sure to leave you laughing! 

Which law do you think is the funniest? I think it is a toss-up for me between it being illegal to wear fake mustaches in church if they make people laugh - apparently it is okay to do so if they do not make people laugh! - and the one about not having ice cream cones in our back pockets - which makes me wonder if it is okay to have them in any other pockets???

At any rate, share these with your grandchildren - get ready for some laughing!

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